Rich Manieri

Journalism is Dying By Its Own Hand
The news media is about as popular as a first-century tax collector. According to a recent Gallup survey, a mere 36 percent of respondents said they had “some level of trust” in the media to report news accurately...
The Lie About Border Patrol Agents is Still a Lie
Simply saying something over and over doesn’t make it so. No matter how many times I say, “I’m a good golfer, I’m a good golfer,” the reality is I still stink, as anyone who has seen me on the course will verify...
Threats and Insults Won’t Get People Vaccinated
I happen to believe vaccines are a good idea. Everyone in my family is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. By the way, if the government wants to shoot a chip into me so I can be tracked, go right ahead...
And They Came For the Leprechaun, Too
I’m right infrequently enough that I like to point it out when it happens. I was downright prophetic. I jokingly mentioned that someone ought to take a look at the Notre Dame leprechaun. Poor little fella...
A COVID Booster? Not So Fast.
Yeah, I’ll get the booster. The CDC, which is now running the country, told me I need it and very few, including the media, have the temerity to take on the CDC. Good enough for me. This just in, as we say in the news business...
The ‘Woke’ Cabal Must Have Missed Super Mario
I haven’t weighed in on the whole “cancel culture” business for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is it’s so stupid. Then Dr...
The Media is Missing the Story on Violent Crime
“It’s interesting when people die,” wrote Don Henley in the anti-media-sensationalism song “Dirty Laundry” back in 1982. There are more media outlets and platforms than ever, but tragedy still sells...
Welcome to a World Where Ethnicity is Relative
I confess that I had never heard of Oli London. I’m not sure how one becomes an influencer but London, who identifies as “non-binary” and “transracial” is an influencer. I am sure that I’m white, as is London. I’ve transitioned!..
We Can Change the Language of Abortion, But Not the Reality
We use euphemisms to soften reality. Death comes to mind. Still, we’d rather not talk about it or we try to make it a bit more digestible. Employers are good at this. Much of our interaction with our kids is laced with euphemisms...
Jon Rahm Story More Overreaction Than Cautionary Tale
Try to hit a golf ball. It’s just sitting there, on its little tee, smiling at you. It’s not. At the professional level, it’s really hard to win a golf tournament...
For Parents and Children, it’s the Season of the Long Goodbye
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. It was actually Billy Joel in “Say goodbye to Hollywood” from the Turnstiles album...
There’s Value in Work, Like It or Not
The disappointing April jobs report should surprise absolutely no one, given that we now have a government more interested in providing incentives for people not to work rather than paving the way to gainful employment...

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